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Spearthrower

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Physical description

Wooden spearthrower lanceolate, with a peg fixed with sinew and adhesive at an acute angle to the shaft. The shaft of the spear is shallow, the handle is rounded with adhesive and black pigment, and there is continuous incised fluting on both the anterior and posterior surfaces. White pigment.

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